Cranleigh campus on Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi enters final stages of construction says TDIC

Posted on 3rd July 2014

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) the master developer of Abu Dhabi,  has announced that the construction of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, the leading school campus on Saadiyat, has entered the final construction stages, including three main buildings comprising a junior School, a science building and an indoor sports centre, ahead of its scheduled opening in September 2014.


For the junior School and the science building, work has started on the internal finishes, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works, as well as their external facade. Construction is also well underway for the sporting facilities which include an indoor multiple-purpose gymnasium, a 25-meter competition swimming pool and a 10-meter junior pool. In addition to that, in its first phase, the campus will also host two central grass sports fields. Work on the school’s roadways and general infrastructure is also proceeding smoothly.

Brendan Law, Headmaster of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, said: “We are pleased that the school’s construction is on schedule and progressing smoothly. We are looking forward to welcoming our first batch of pupils in September, and thus are keen to ensure that they will have access to Cranleigh Abu Dhabi’s high-quality facilities that are sure to enhance their scholastic experiences with us.”

Construction work on site began in December 2013 and to date all of the progress achieved has been accomplished with zero injuries with over 1,000,000 man working hours. Furthermore, the Senior School as a structure has also been built, with internal finishes and MEP installation currently taking place ahead of its opening for the school’s second term of operation in January 2015.

Once fully opened, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi – which was awarded a Two Pearl Design Rating Certificate, by the Urban Planning Council (UPC) as part of its Estidama Pearl Building Rating System - will be one of the largest school campuses in the emirate with open green spaces, extensive landscaping and an ambient environment stretching over seven hectares of land. Additionally, it will host co-educational facilities for more than 1,550 pupils, aged from 3 to 18 years, comprising separate Junior and Senior schools with each housing its own classrooms, faculty offices, administration offices, dining hall and library.

Furthermore, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi will provide state-of-the-art IT facilities, including electronic tablets for its pupils. These will be complemented by a shared 650-seat auditorium, sports centre and outdoor fields with generously spacious recreational areas. The sporting facilities will include two grass pitches, an Astroturf pitch, tennis courts, swimming pools and an indoor arena comprising of two full-sized courts, which can be used for basketball, football, badminton, gymnasium, dance studio and drama suite.

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